UCLA Rumors & News

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

  • UCLA guard Prince Ali has knee surgery

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA sophomore guard Prince Ali underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee after suffering the injury on July 8 while playing in an open gym. Ali, who averaged 3.9 points in 11.8 minutes per game last season, will be reevaluated in four months and could potentially..." July 16

  • Freshman guard Kobe Paras withdraws from UCLA

    Los Angeles Times "The Kobe Paras era at UCLA appears to have ended before it began. The incoming freshman guard, who was conditionally admitted to UCLA, has withdrawn from the university after failing to meet certain academic requirements, the school announced Wednesday. John Montgomery, principal at Los..." June 29

  • Sorry UCLA Fans, Steve Alford Isn't Getting Fired

    The Big Lead "Steve Alford is an average college basketball coach at best, and UCLA should have known that before it handed him a massive contract with an enormous buyout clause. Apparently, no one tipped athletic director Dan Guerrero off to the fact that Alford had in no way earned an elite job like..." March 14

  • Southern California 95, UCLA 71

    The Sports Xchange "Southern California freshman forward Bennie Boatwright scored 19 points, guard Jordan McLaughlin had 18 and the Trojans dominated UCLA 95-71 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series and advance to the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. Boatwright hit 5 of 9 3-point shots, including one..." March 10

  • Oregon State 86, UCLA 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 23 points to lead visiting Oregon State to an 86-82 victory over UCLA on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Senior forward Olaf Schaftenaar scored 17 points for Oregon State (18-11, 9-9 Pac-12 Conference). Senior guard Gary Payton II..." March 05

  • No. 9 Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES - Ninth-ranked Oregon clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 Conference title, but the Ducks are not satisfied. Freshman Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points as the Ducks defeated UCLA 76-68 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. Oregon (24-6) improved to 13-4 in the Pac-12 and sits one..." March 03

  • California 75, UCLA 63

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Jabari Bird scored 20 points to lead Cal to a 75-63 victory over visiting UCLA on Thursday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cal (20-8, 10-5 Pac-12 Conference). Senior guard Tyrone Wallace had 14 points, 10..." February 26

  • UCLA 77, Colorado 53

    The Sports Xchange "The hot hand of junior guard Isaac Hamilton helped UCLA roll to a 77-53 victory over visiting Colorado on Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Hamilton scored 22 points on nine-of-12 shooting for UCLA (15-12, 6-8 Pac-12 Conference). Senior forward Tony Parker had 16 points and..." February 21

  • Utah 75, UCLA 73

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points to help Utah escape with a 75-73 victory over UCLA on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Sophomore forward Jakob Poeltl had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Utah (20-7, 9-5 Pac-12 Conference). Sophomore forward Kyle Kuzma had 13..." February 19

  • UCLA 78, Arizona State 65

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Jonah Bolden scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds, leading UCLA to a 78-65 victory over Arizona State on Sunday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Junior guard Isaac Hamilton and freshman guard Prince Ali scored 12 points apiece for UCLA (14-11, 5-7 Pac-12..." February 14